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Google is Revampling Gmail Outlook

In February, Google began rolling out an overhauled Gmail user interface that brings Meet, Chat, and Spaces closer together and makes more use of its Material You aesthetic elements. Your account will soon convert to the new view by default because it is now opt-out rather than opt-in as of today.

It’s not a significant change, but as Google transitions from its current flavor-of-the-week messaging app and integrates its Workspace suite into a stronger Office rival, the improved experiences become more prominent. If it’s not clear, the redesigned UI groups the buttons for Mail, Meet, Spaces, and Chat into a single list at the top of the left rail rather than displaying a number of discussions from each one in a list.

Without everything on the screen at once, they are still easily accessible, and you may join a chat in any one sector right away because a list will appear when you mouse over its symbol. Additionally, since Chat and the others are no longer featured beneath your inboxes and labels, it is a little simpler to only have one type of communication on your screen at a time (like Gmail).

In the Quick Settings menu, you may select which applications are displayed there, and if you’d prefer, you can return to the previous appearance. Although it’s coming to Workspace and personal Gmail accounts alike, Google says this one is a “extended rollout,” meaning it might take more than a few weeks for your interface to move over on its own. This is different from the typical 15-day rollout for new features. As long as you’ve already switched to Chat from Hangouts and placed Chat on the left-hand menu, you should be able to opt-in (and back out) via the quick settings menu right now.

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